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A systematic review on cloud testing

Bertolino A., De Angelis G., Gallego M., García B., Gortázar F., Lonetti F., Marchetti E.

Cloud computing  Theoretical Computer Science  General Computer Science  Telecomunicaciones  Systematic literature review  Testing 

A systematic literature review is presented that surveyed the topic of cloud testing over the period 2012-2017. Cloud testing can refer either to testing cloud-based systems (testing of the cloud) or to leveraging the cloud for testing purposes (testing in the cloud): both approaches (and their combination into testing of the cloud in the cloud) have drawn research interest. An extensive paper search was conducted by both automated query of popular digital libraries and snowballing, which resulted in the final selection of 147 primary studies. Along the survey, a framework has been incrementally derived that classifies cloud testing research among six main areas and their topics. The article includes a detailed analysis of the selected primary studies to identify trends and gaps, as well as an extensive report of the state-of-the-art as it emerges by answering the identified Research Questions. We find that cloud testing is an active research field, although not all topics have received enough attention and conclude by presenting the most relevant open research challenges for each area of the classification framework.

Source: ACM computing surveys 52 (2019). doi:10.1145/3331447

Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery,, New York, N.Y. , Stati Uniti d'America


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BibTeX entry
	title = {A systematic review on cloud testing},
	author = {Bertolino A. and De Angelis G. and Gallego M. and García B. and Gortázar F. and Lonetti F. and Marchetti E.},
	publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery,, New York, N.Y. , Stati Uniti d'America},
	doi = {10.1145/3331447},
	journal = {ACM computing surveys},
	volume = {52},
	year = {2019}

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